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Anyone suggest good, reasonably priced coating to help prevent the build up of brake dust on the old Alloys?
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Re: Brake Dust

Nothing is going to really stop the build up of brake dust. To me, the question is what keeps them as shiny/slick as possible, making them easy to keep clean. As long as they are well waxed then washing them is not such a chore.

I am currently using Smartwax Rim Wax which I have applied on top of Carlack Sealant.
Another good product is Poorboys Wheel Sealant.

But I still have to wash them


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Proper Ti alloys very
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I think you need brake dust reducing pads to solve it but I just use a quality wax (same one I use for the car) on them so it's pretty easy to get off.
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They're the same as mine.
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Nothing is going to really stop the build up of brake dust. To me, the question is what keeps them as shiny/slick as possible, making them easy to keep clean. As long as they are well waxed then washing them is not such a chore.

I am currently using Smartwax Rim Wax which I have applied on top of Carlack Sealant.
Another good product is Poorboys Wheel Sealant.

But I still have to wash them

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I think you need brake dust reducing pads to solve it but I just use a quality wax (same one I use for the car) on them so it's pretty easy to get off.

Thanks guys. I guerss I'll just break out the Maguires and give it a go then
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Anyone suggest good, reasonably priced coating to help prevent the build up of brake dust on the old Alloys?
Frank, I've been trying this for the last couple of weeks Chemical Guys - Wheel Guard and it's fantastic.Out of stock at the mo but I'm sure they'll get more soon.You only need a tiny bit and the tub is pretty big so should last a fair bit!
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Not all waxes are suitable for application to the alloys. The brake dust is actually very small peices of metal filings from both the pad and the disc surface. These peices when they come off are more than likely going to be extremely hot so you need a decent enough wax to stop it from burning through. A dedicated wheel wax is one to go for or something like collonite 476 which has excellent durability and although I usually use it on my wheels I actually use it on the car before winter to give the paintwork maximum protection from the salty dirty roads we have here in the UK.

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The turtle wax nano stuff is good on mine ecomended by Squadrone Rosso
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I did a thread on this recently following a product group test in Autoexpress.

The stuff Brickers uses was the best I'd already bought the Autoglym stuff and it seems good but I'll switch to the Nano stuff once it runs out
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It's unbelievable how quickly my front alloys turn black with brake dust.
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The excellent PF pads don't help but I'd not be without them
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I have used Autoglym SRP & EGP for years on my wheels and have not felt the need to try any of the new wheel sealants
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Frank, I've been trying this for the last couple of weeks Chemical Guys - Wheel Guard and it's fantastic.Out of stock at the mo but I'm sure they'll get more soon.You only need a tiny bit and the tub is pretty big so should last a fair bit!
That stuff looks reasonably priced too, cheers Al.

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The turtle wax nano stuff is good on mine ecomended by Squadrone Rosso
Got that now and using it instead of my (once every couple of washes) Wonderhweels. It works well, but I don't notice any reduction of buildup or ease of cleaning. Just following the instructions on the bottle. Am I missing something?

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It's unbelievable how quickly my front alloys turn black with brake dust.
You're not wrong there! but I hate not using silocone on my tyres (hate that grey-brown rubber look), and that doesn't help, I'm sure.
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